Wednesday, October 15, 2014

a bit of sewing, a painting, and Alice--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #280

Just so you woywwers know, I do possess basic sewing skills--here is a car seat canopy I finished for a baby shower, it turned out pretty well, and the blingy button accents are fun, right?  They are removable for laundering, and the backside is super soft minky, as the canopy can double as a blanket.

This is my painting for my column today at Unruly Paper Arts--Painted Imperfection.  There is a link at the end of the column to a youtube video, Everyday Is A Good Day When You Paint--if you haven't seen it, and you like Bob Ross, you'll enjoy it.  Even if you don't know who Bob Ross is, if you like painting, you'll like it!

Here's the current desk.  Alice is on hold for a few days, poor girl, too much going on.  The pink book is one of my favorites, I'm leading a study using it.  The small atlas loses pages now and again;  there are currently some in the altered Alice book.  
That's it today for me, I hope to have another layout or two finished and ready to share next week.  I'll be around to visit you sometime in the next few days--my visits don't always coincide with the Wednesday, but you know how that goes, right?

Happy What's on Your Workdesk!  Be sure to leave Julia a comment and tell her thank you for the party!


Unknown said...

Seems I rarely touch my sewing machines (2 - one standard, one serger) unless I need to do some mending. Good study books. Our church ladies group is currently doing a study on Deuteronomy through Beth Moore. Happy WOYWW! God bless!
Carol N #61

Sharon Madson said...

Love your painting. I like to play with painting and Gelli prints, too. :)
We had Bible study today and we are studying Lutzers "Cries from the Cross" a study of the last words of Christ from the cross. Happy WOYWW! #73

Julia Dunnit said...

Basic sewing skills, my erm, takes more than that to make such a fab gift. You're just all around clever, huh! Love the piece of the painting you've showed us...want a bigger reveal soon, please!

Anonymous said...

I deduce from the picture that you're using the Tenniel illustrations from Alice on a project? What a great idea. The car seat cover looks lovely. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #63

okienurse said...

great looking desks and projects. My son and his wife are expecting their third in a couple weeks. I might have to look into a cover for him cause he follows two girls so I can't have him sitting in a girly seat! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. I am a little late getting started this week so decided to start at the bottom of the list and work my way back to #1. Vickie @76

Jackie Scott said...

Beautiful job with the car seat cover! Love the colours on your painting, would be nice to see the rest of it!

April said...

Love the car seat canopy. I can't wait to see layouts you do.
April #62

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Lovely seat cover-up. Love the canvas peek. Thanks for visiting. Peg R 77

Eliza said...

There is no way you could sew that with basic sewing skills, you have to know what you are doing and I don't even posses basic skills. It does look good though and nice colour too. Also a sneak peek at your canvas, that's not fair. Have a wonderful week.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan #42

Eliza said...

Oh I forgot to add, I still wanted to see Alice, please don't have her on hold for too long.

Hugs Eliza

Queenie Jeannie said...

I pretty much stopped sewing when the Army broke my machine, and stopped needle crafts when I discovered stamping, lol! Looks like you have kept up with everything - bravo!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #21

Carol Rigby said...

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your desk too.

Krisha said...

Haven't heard the name Bob Ross in ages, love to watch him paint!!!

If all you have is basic sewing skills....then you're showing off...LOL That canopy is gorgeous and really great gift idea. I own 4 sewing machines and 1 serger.....can you believe that??

Great works going on in your space. Always so much fun to drop by and see what you're doing, never disappointed.

Have a great week, after our weekend trip I'll be "DUSTING" the house AGAIN!!!
Thanks for visiting me tis week

Whimcees said...


Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment! I love all of your projects and can't wait to see the altered Alice! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Chrysalis said...

Great looking car seat, and the Elizabeth George BS looks good - I'll pop over to Amazon for a look see. Have a lovely week, Chris # 16

Lisca said...

Clever you to do that car seat cover! It looks great!
That book... I've seen it but I haven't got it. It must be good if you're doing a study on it.
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder,
Have a good week

Nannie4 said...

Oh my ---- a new lady for me to admire. Sewing is NOT one of my strengths, so I can't help but be in awe of someone who possesses that talent. Yes, the car seat is fabulous. Love the embellies --- too cute. My grandaughters would think they were very special if they were the lucky recipients of those car seats. Thanks for your visit and thanks for having me visit your craft space. Happy belated WOYWW.

Annie Claxton said...

What a brilliant idea to make a car seat canopy and as for Bob Ross .... aaaaahh! I could watch him paint all day :o)Sorry for the late visit, have a great crafty weekend :o) Annie C #64

Shoshi said...

The car seat canopy is a good idea, but I agree that it must take more than basic sewing skills! I can't wait to get my sewing machine going but am determined to finish my mini-album before I launch into sewing.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37

KraftyKaren said...

Thank you for your visit to my desk. I'm admiring the car seat canopy and I think that took a little more than basic sewing skills. Thanks for the peek at your desk.

KraftyKaren #74